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Can't see airports until too late!

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I've been running FS9 for some time now but lately I've been having trouble viewing airports until I'm only a couple miles away. Used to be I could see them from some distance away, but now there is nothing there, then suddenly they magically appear as I mentioned 2-3 miles away. I have all the settings on ultra high and I'm not sure what would cause this???

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Payware airports or highly detailed ones you have installed? or with every single airport?Your specs?If you don't have a high end machine and install a detailed payware or even freeware airport - then yes sometimes they won't completely appear until you are rather close to them or will appear in stages as you computer catches up and displays them in their entirety.Paul.


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My airports are mostly stock. I do have some more detailed freeware airports and they seem the same as the default ones. I don't think my rig is an issue.... should be plenty to run FS9, I updated my specs in my signature.I actually have been fooling about with some of the FS9.cfg tweaks and it seems to have improved a fair bit. I still think the airports should be visible further out, but maybe that is more of a limitation of the sim.Thanks for the help!

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Hi.It is true in real life flying also, just more pressure on you.Try to use a GPS, or another MFD.?Try to fly at Dusk, when the runway lights are better observed / stand out.Use precise Navigation / Deduction Reckoning, like we do in real life. Do a Flight plan, calculate the Wind drift, Heading, GS. distance, time etc. That works OK in the FS. I have my students practice their XCty on the sim before they go. TV

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Your right your specs should allow you to run FS9 pretty decently. Do you use nhancer? also if you wouldn't mind posting your FS9.CFG file I'd like to take a look and see if I can help you out with that as well.Thanks.Paul.


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